Brentford take on visiting opponents QPR at Brentford Community Stadium in the Championship meeting on Friday.
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Brentford will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Championship victory vs Barnsley.
In that match, Brentford managed 69% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Brentford was Ivan Toney (66'). For their opponents, Barnsley had 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the Brentford defence. The Bees have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six matches standing at 2.
Their past results show that Brentford:
- have not lost a league tie with Queens Park Rangers in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Queens Park Rangers
QPR will go into this clash following a 3-2 Championship win against Rotherham United in their last match.
In that game, Queens Park Rangers had 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Queens Park Rangers, the goalscorers were Ilias Chair (20'), Bright Osayi-Samuel (45') and Lyndon Dykes (45'). On the other side, Rotherham United had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Michael Smith (38') and Freddie Ladapo (84') scored for Rotherham United.
Indicating their appetite for productive matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the previous six matches in which Queens Park Rangers have played, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals for each clash. Their opponents have managed 11 from this total. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Going into this encounter, Queens Park Rangers have not registered a win against Brentford when they have played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Not good.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 27/11/2017 tells us that Brentford have won 4 of these and QPR 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Championship match day 27 on 11/01/2020 when it finished Brentford 3-1 Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, Brentford had 48% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Saïd Benrahma (19'), Bryan Mbeumo (23') and Ollie Watkins (33').
At the other end, Queens Park Rangers had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Nahki Wells (62') scored.
The referee was John Brooks.
Team News: Brentford
Mads Roerslev Rasmussen (Foot Injury) and Shandon Baptiste (Knee Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Brentford gaffer Thomas Frank.
Team News: QPR
QPR manager Mark Warburton has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Charlie Owens (Knee Surgery) and Luke Amos (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
In this game, Brentford can score more than once when they come up against QPR, who could well find it tough finding the net themselves.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 2-0 victory for Brentford at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Championship position 11, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Marcus Forss
Mostly played in the Striker position, Marcus Forss was born in Turku, Finland. Having made his senior debut playing for Brentford in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.